Magnitude 5.three earthquake jolts Turkey’s central Nigde province

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Earthquake had a depth of 7km and hit the Bor district on Saturday afternoon.

A magnitude 5.three earthquake has shaken the central Anatolian Turkish province of Nigde, the Kandilli earthquake monitoring centre mentioned, simply over two weeks after two devastating earthquakes that killed greater than 50,000 folks in Turkey and Syria.

Saturday’s earthquake had a depth of 7km (4.34 miles) and hit the Bor district at 1:27pm (10:27 GMT), the Turkish catastrophe administration company AFAD mentioned. No casualties have been reported thus far.

Vice President Fuat Oktay mentioned response groups are on the bottom to evaluate any injury.

“There is no negative situation at the moment. May God protect our country and our nation from all kinds of disasters,” he mentioned on Twitter.

Bor is situated some 350km (218 miles) west of the quake-ravaged Turkish-Syrian border area.

In the earthquakes that hit earlier this month, greater than 44,000 folks have been killed in Turkey, the place 11 provinces have been affected, whereas the newest introduced loss of life toll in Syria was 5,914.

The earthquakes have been adopted by greater than 9,000 aftershocks, and in Turkey, broken greater than 173,000 buildings and left nearly two million residents homeless, in response to authorities knowledge.

Nearly 240,000 rescue staff, together with volunteers, proceed to work within the 11 quake-hit provinces in Turkey. Some of the areas affected by the quakes have been initially troublesome to entry however restoration efforts proceed and casualty numbers are rising as they progress.

There have been no reviews of survivors being rescued in latest days.

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Fears of one other main earthquake have been rekindled in extremely populated Istanbul, however a distinguished Turkish seismologist has reassured the chance “hasn’t increased”.

“The risk hasn’t increased because we are talking about completely different systems,” Dogan Kalafat, the director of the Kandilli Observatory’s Earthquake-Tsunami Monitoring Center in Istanbul, instructed AFP.

Some 20 million folks in Turkey have been affected by the quake, whereas the United Nations estimates 8.Eight million folks have been affected in Syria. Less data has come from Syria the place many individuals have been already living in precarious situations after years of civil battle.


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